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Michele Rosewoman Goes Back To Afro-Cuban Jazz's Future

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Holiday Music To Bring Folks Together

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Ella Fitzgerald's Early Years Collected In A Chick Webb Box Set

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William Parker's Abstract Grooves Collected In Box Set

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No Need To Cook The Books: Booker Ervin's Debut LP Reissued

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Amir ElSaffar Navigates Uncharted Blue Notes On 'Alchemy'

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Ahmad Jamal Weaves Old And New On 'Saturday Morning'

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Dave Holland's 'Prism' Goes To 11, Elegantly

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Art Hodes performs at the Ole South in New York City circa 1946. William Gottlieb/Library of Congress via Flickr hide caption

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The Masters At His Fingertips, Art Hodes Pays Tribute To Bessie Smith

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When Duke Flirted With The Queen

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'Beauty' On Orrin Evans' Block

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John Surman, Mike Osborne and Alan Skidmore were all saxophonists and teamed up in 1973 to form the short-lived trio S.O.S. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Looking For The Next One' Reveals An Underappreciated Sax Trio

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Clarinetist Darryl Harper discovered jazz as a teenager in Philadelphia. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'The Edenfred Files': Darryl Harper's Blues-Infused Jazz

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Rich Halley and his quartet play with Bobby Bradford at the Penofin Jazz Festival. Bob Pyle/Rich Halley hide caption

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Two New Jazz Albums Recall The Wide Open Spaces of The West

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Duke Ellington (1899-1974) at the piano at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon, during a British tour on Feb. 10, 1963. John Pratt/Getty Images hide caption

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'My Ellington': A Pianist Gives Duke Her Personal Touch

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